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We are delighted that Jorja Smith's coat from Bussdown is from the one and only LULA LAORA. You might have seen that Becky Hill also wore the same jacket for her Last Time music video.
A statement coat has to be the easiest way to put in 0% effort and make it look like you made a concerted effort. But what makes a statement jacket, and who is Jorja Smith? Read on to find out.
But before you do that, did you know Jorja Smith sites her fashion inspiration as sole Rihanna. Guys, be honest, do you think Rihanna would consider working for us as a full-time employee? She can sit next to me. We have spare high-top stools.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JORJA SMITH'S HIT BUSSDOWN
Then musicians hit Bussdown is a real stand-out project with a sexy, attitude drenched track. If you’ve listened to the song, you know this is very true. You’ll also know that it’s the only way to describe it, which is why I copied the sentence and didn’t try to think of anything on my own.
Bussdown showcases Jorja’s incredible vocal range, which turns the performance into an unforgettable one. It's not just THAT Jorja Smith's coat from Bussdown that makes it a great song. British director Fenn O'Meally also saw the appeal of the song early on.
"As soon as Jorja sent over the track I knew there had to be a special concept for it... I remember the exact moment I thought about the two of them being mechanics... I'm not sure why, maybe I've been mansplained too many times, but it just is very epic to see two very beautiful and powerful women completely boss a very male-dominated world. I'm so grateful to both Jorja and Shaybo for trusting a crazy concept and making it their own.”
The song tackles dynamics in male-female relationships. Highlighting the importance of taking pride in sign self-made. She showcases this as she portrays a mechanic using her femininity to take advantage of men who do not wish to see her succeed as a mechanic. I for one, am happy she is not an actual mechanic, we would have missed out on her singing career. In which case you wouldn’t be reading this article right now.
The song describes hustling hard to make money to pay for Chanel, fast cars and diamonds. But the point isn’t buying expensive things, it’s about working hard and take ownership over your finances. And being proud of your monetary accomplishments!
Shaybo, a South London based rapper is featured on the project. The duo is without a doubt a perfect pairing. Smith and Shaybo are featured checking out jewels and pushing on a Lamborghini in skintight outfits and THE Jorja Smith’s coat from Bussdown. You know, as one does.
JORJA SMITH'S RISE TO FAME AND FORTUNE AND MY HEART
Her debut album was released in 2018 and featured songs like Addicted and Gone. She developed the songs over five years, so it’s no surprise the album made the impact that it did.
Her music career began in 2012 on Youtube, as most young vocalists do. She later signed on with Sony in 2016. Her debut album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart, you can't have missed her hits. That same year she also won the Brits Critics Choice Award.
In January 2018, she released the single Let Me Down featuring rapper Stormzy. She performed as the opening act on Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour in October and November 2017. In addition to this, Smith co-wrote and performed the song I Am on Kendrick Lamar's soundtrack album for the film Black Panther. EXCUSE ME WHAT! Does it get any more impressive than that?
In 2019 she was named the Best British Female Artist at the Brit Award and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category. Her second album was released in May 2021, you know we’re fans.
She released two music videos over the pandemic, Addicted and Gone - both considered COVID restrictions. By the time she filmed “Bussdown” restrictions were loosened which is why the aesthetic for the videos differ.
WHAT LED JORJA SMITH TO GET INTO MUSIC?
Her father Peter was a musician who sang in a Neo-soul group called 2nd Naicha. Peter married Jolene, a jewellery designer. And that’s the formula for a very creative baby that one day will grow into a very successful adult. Jorja Smith's coat from Bussdown can however kick-start your ability to create perfection.
Although I have scavenged the internet for clues, I don’t know for certain that her parents influenced her career choice, but all parents influence their children in one way or another.
WHO IS THE FASHION STYLIST FOR THE MUSIC VIDEO?
Toni-Blaze Ibekwe styled the wardrobe for the music video. She was born in the 90s to Nigerian parents. Her grandmother and mother worked in their own tailoring business. The stylist to-be used to help them out in tailoring and dressing. She graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Fashion Communications and promotion. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief of Wonderland Magazine. She truly brings out a sense of je ne sais quoi in her stylings both for the magazine and commercial clients.
HOW DOES THE CREATE HER MUSIC?
“I never write the lyrics before. I just sing and then write along to the melodies. It won’t make sense at first, but I might repeat certain phrases or words, and keep doing that. I always record it on voice note on my phone, then go back.”
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BEAUTIFUL TO HER?
“It’s being comfortable in your skin, and knowing that your imperfections make you perfect. You have to realise that you’ve got flaws and they’re fine – they just make you who you are.”
HOW DO YOU STYLE A STATEMENT PIECE LIKE JORJA SMITH'S COAT FROM BUSSDOWN?
As promised, we shall end this post with the statement predicament. The most important part of the statement piece, be it a coat or not, is that it speaks to you. This isn't a long-term relationship or interview. You don't need facts to back up why this is the coat for you. All you have to do is like it. And ideally that you won't have to take out a mortgage (LOL, mortgage I wish) to purchase it.
When it comes to styling a statement coat like Jorja Smith's coat from Bussdown you can either wear it with a monochrome look. Think black jeans and a top. Another option is to go big. Add it to an outfit that makes you smile.
In the morning, try pairing it with different outfits until you find the right one. Sometimes you've got to kiss a few frogs before you find the right pairing. But if you get it right the first time, hey I like that life for you.